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Jan 6, 2013 5:00pm PST
'm very comfortable. - you don't even like the show. you don't even know who christine rapp is. - i know who she is. she's an actress from an old tv show that my boss is obsessed with. - i'm not obsessed. i'm barely fixated. i'm--i'm--i'm mildly-- okay, i'm obsessed. that show was very important to me. - clearly. - tuesdays at 8:00. the cooper clan. it was like they were the only friends i had. - okay, so what are you gonna say to her? - i'm gonna say thank you. [overlapping chatter] - there she is! - christine, over here. - i love the book. - where have you been the last 20 years? - oh, i've been right here. where have you boys been? - it's 9:30. we should get to the bookstore. - yeah, give me a minute. - christine, you were pretty rough on some of your costars in the book. - i just told it like it was. - how do you think they'll react to that? - oh, they'll get over it. - steven dorn sounded pretty angry. - steven dorn can write his own book. - he said you better watch your back. - oh. well, maybe i should have one of you boys start my car for me. oh, wait, i don't need to. i can start
Jan 21, 2013 3:00pm PST
and personal attacks on the president and who's behind them," and also in washington is christine pelosi, chair of the california democratic party women's caucus. welcome to both of you. >> hi, governor thank you. >> thank you. >> jennifer: so great to have both of you on. bill give me your reaction on the day. >> i was blown away by today the whole pageantry is so awesome and it's so powerful in its simplicity. the ceremony is right to the point, you know, no royalty but great dig nanty and it reminds us who we all are as americans. people say we don't know what liberals stand for. i think this address in history will go down with lincoln's second inaugural address as -- it's the manifesto of what liberals stand for rooted in the constitution and as the president said we take that promise that all of us are created equal and we are dedicated in making that a reality for everybody. he spelled it out today, and i thought it was magnificent. and i left there feeling just great. >> jennifer: i totally agree. christine what about you? >> i second everything that bill sai
Jan 22, 2013 2:00pm PST
? there. now, it's gone. kiss my hand and thank me. miss julie. listen to me. christine has gone to bed now. - ms. julie, listen to me. - kiss my hand first. - will you listen to me? - kiss my hand first. all right. but you have only yourself to blame. for what? for what? you're a child? you're 25. don't you know it's dangerous to play with fire? not for me. i'm insured. no, you're not. and if you are, there is inflammable material around that isn't. meaning you? meaning - no. yes. not because i'm me, but because i'm a young man. of handsome appearance. what an incredible conceit. a don juan, perhaps, or maybe you are a joseph. yes, i do believe you are a joseph. do you? i almost fear it. just so it happens. have you something in your eye? it's the melodrama of this play, i always knew. it's going back to oedipus. [laughter] oh, we have been here before. nothing. it's just a pair of brooches. [laughter] there. now it's gone. kiss my hand and thank me. miss julie, yes. there. it's gone. kiss my hand and thank me. miss julie, listen to me. christine has gone to bed now. - would you listen
Jan 21, 2013 12:00pm EST
on c-span2. .. mrs. christine king farris the. if you can't hear, you wave at me and we'll pass her a mic. >> good afternoon. good afternoon. >> good afternoon. >> ok. good to see you. have you been enjoying yourselves this morning? >> yes. >> great. ok. how many of you know something about martin hraoutor king jr.? -- luther king jr.? all right. ok. do you realize he was a little boy one time just like you? ok. you knew him i'm sure as an adult. so this morning or early afternoon, i'm going to read to you from the book that i wrote about him. he was my brother and we had one other brother so there was three of us. now sometimes children you don't think of dr. martin luther king jr. as a child but he was really a child and grew up just like you, and so that's why i wanted to write this book. the book is entitled" my brother martin." it has lots of illustrations in it. i hope that you will have a chance to get to see the book more closely. ok. so this is part of it. a sister remembers. the sister, of course, is me. ok. the book starts out -- i will arche some words that martine some
Jan 19, 2013 5:30pm PST
on monday. and christin ayers is in washington, d.c. to cover all the inaugural events which begin today with a national day of service. >> reporter: president obama is continuing a tradition he started four years ago, a national day of service, a day of giving back on the national mall, and we track down a san francisco resident who came all the way out here to take part in it. president obama rolled up his sleeves to help spruce up a washington, d.c. elementary school today. the president and first lady stained a bookshelf as part of their national day of service project. >> the very young people did some really good work. and some of the older folks, like me, who it hurt getting our knees -- kind of bending down a little bit, we were able to manage also. >> reporter: one of those young people, san francisco resident erika chain. she also pitched in today, painting a washington, d.c. elementary school a day after meeting mr. obama face to face. >> it's unreal. i walked out of the oval office and i had to have someone pinch me. i said, i felt it. it
Jan 6, 2013 5:30pm PST
christine rapp and her stupid, stupid book. everybody in hollywood's crazy, and if we think about that stuff, nobody would ever to go the movies. i don't go to the movies. - or watch tv. - i don't watch tv. - you get the point. - no, i don't. - all right, let's just try it. let's just watch one. which one do you want to see? let's see. "where there's fire, there's smoking." that sounds funny. "slumber party pooper." "grounded for life." well, i mean, they all sound fantastic. okay. let's just play the first one. - episode four, "broken arm, broken heart." - ooh, good choice. episode four. - ♪ make yourself at home with the cooper clan ♪ ♪ you'll never be alone with the cooper clan ♪ - picture go fast. - it just started. - picture go fast. - go fast. - picture regular. - picture regular. - hey, jimmy, you want to sign my cast? [boys chuckle] nobody groovy wants to sign my cast. - picture freezer. - picture freezer. the "e" and the "t". it's the same handwriting. - as what? - as the mirror and the letters sent to christine rapp. i knew i'd seen it before. she wrote those letters to her
Jan 21, 2013 6:00am PST
and will run until 1 in the afternoon and no noon newscast today. cbs 5 will have reports from christin ayers in washington in the next half hour and during our 5 and 6:00 newscasts this evening. >>> it's 42 lovely degrees in washington right now. >> it's so cold there. >> chilly out there. chilly around the bay area. we have numbers around the 20s and 30s and by the afternoon we have sunshinecoming our way. enjoy it, we have big changes coming our way. outside, satellite image, high pressure sliding further to the east now. the last couple of days, the real nice weather outside. by the afternoon, we're enjoying plenty of sunshine. very mild temperatures. right now, it is 28 degrees. in santa rosa and by the afternoon, hazy sunshine for everyone, these temperatures running up well into the 60s. 65 in redwood city and 63 degrees in san francisco. we could have rain coming our way. let's check out the roads. >>> and still watching a couple problems on the road including this traffic alert still indicate on northbound 880 by washington. one lane is bloc
Jan 2, 2013 6:00am PST
that has been avoided at least for now and christine romans gets out the magnifying glass and exposes some of the pet projects that are getting huge amounts of your tax dollars. so let's now take a look at some of the big winners contained in the fine print. first up, hollywood, $430 million in tax breaks to foster tv and film production in the u.s. also cashing in, railroads to the tune of $331 million. the tax credit is tied to maintenance of the tracks. puerto rico and the virgin islands, listen to this, they'll see more than $220 million in tax dollars returned, they were collected on rum produced there, and imported to the mainland. and that iconic american sport nascar racing will get a windfall of $70 million. christine romans is here to break it down for us. christine, these sorts of business incentives are not new, but what's the argument for providing them and putting them in this bill? >> well, i mean one man's pork is another man's job creator, right? the point here is that some of these are extenders, some of these are business sweeteners meant to help them continue to do busi
Jan 5, 2013 6:30am PST
'm christine romans. it redefines who is rich and who is not and sets the bar pretty high. individuals making more than $400,000 and couples making more than $450,000 will jump from 35% back to 39.6%. setting the bar at $400,000 instead of the $200,000 the president wanted means only 0.7% of tax filers will be hit with that rate increase. the top top earners came out pretty well after all. it's true, they also face higher taxes on their investments. the rate on dividends and capital gains rises from 15% to 20%. but it could have been worse. the idea to tax investment income as ordinary income subject to a 39.6% rate was scrapped. that saved millionaires and billionaires billions. and, yes, estate taxes are rising from 35% to 40%, but how about this sweetener for the wealthiest americans? the first $5 million of an estate is exempt. it could have been $1 million. and that exemption will now be capped for inflation, adjusted for inflation. so, yes, taxes are rising for the super rich. but they're not the only ones. under the new law, three-quarters of americans will pay more. those in the middl
Jan 19, 2013 10:00am PST
. christine romans, we've been talking about the consequences of not having a budget, a serious plan to deal with debt and deficits. but a number of prominent democrats point out the debt problem isn't that much of a problem. money is basically free many america and republicans should stop obsessing about it. >> a new narrative and they're getting bolder with it. the debate is the way liberals and conservatives see the world. those on the left have no problem with the government taking a larger role in the economy. they believe spending and borrowing money is a good thing because it stimulates the economy. economists like paul krugman, liberals, they argue it's the money the government owes itself. the u.s. is borrowing from itself. as long as the tax base grows the treasury can keep that debt under control. robert reich, he says washington needs to stop obsessing over debt. he says the government should spend more, not less, if he want a stable recovery. and conservatives by contrast, they believe in a smaller government. they think the government has little or no role or a limited role in
Jan 4, 2013 8:00am PST
not what we all expected to see, we're in the red, but only by a wee bit, christine romans is here with me today and analyzing whether we should have an up or down arrow. >> that's what you should see, because the job market is treading water and it basically in december looked just like november, at the end of the year you saw just enough job creation, ashleigh, to absorb new workers into the workforce but not meaningfully lower the unemployment rate. it's treading water overall is how i would describe it. >> treading water and yet when you break down the sectors and that's really important to do, you can explain that later in the program, there's growth in each. >> there's growth coming in. health care 45,000 jobs created in health care, i've seen that for more than a year, one after another in health care. some are good-paying jobs, some jobs are not and they're not ladder jobs in health care, but you are seeing health care growth there. food services and drinking places apparently people were going out to dinner and celebrating in december, celebrating maybe the coming end of the world
Jan 22, 2013 2:00am PST
this morning. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >>> i'm john berman, barely. >> he's back. >> it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. >> we're in the beginning of the second term, jason wu's second term. over the pan of 18 minutes, president obama made his vision of his second term crystal clear, making mentions of past civil rights struggles on that martin luther king day, seneca falls, selma, stonewall and laying out his vision for the future, advancing gay rights, tolerance toward illegal immigrants, social welfare programs and stopping climate change. dan loathian was there watching it all with us. dan, friend and foe alike have been calling this a muscular speech. >> reporter: it really was according to those who got a chance to witness the speech. the president delivering his remarks in a much more different climate than he faced four years ago when you had two wars, there was the economic crisis. this time, the president laid out a progressive agenda for the next four years. and so it began, the second inaugural ceremony of president obama, part campaign speech, part le
Jan 4, 2013 4:00am PST
it happen. >> that's it for "early start." i'm zoraida sambolin. >> and i'm christine romans. >> "starting point" with john berman starts right now. >> good morning, everyone. i'm john berman. >> and i'm brook baldwin. soledad back monday morning. "starting point," getting down to business. the newly sworn-in congress tackles the hurricane sandy aid bill today. will the vote tear republicans apart, again. >>> the december jobs report. just 90 minutes away. how will holiday hiring affect the numbers? what does this mean for the health of our economy? >>> video you have to see. take a look at this. teenagers trapped on the ice. clinging to life on the tree. the rescue you need to stick around to watch. >> among guests this morning. former ohio congressman steve la tourette, newly sworn in congresswoman tulsi gabbard. mike dewine, tim ferriss and steve rinella. i have one word for you. >> squirrel. >> it's true. we have squirrel. friday, january 4th. "starting point" begins right now. >>> our starting point this morning. in just hours, the brand spanking new 113th congress will vote on a near
Jan 29, 2013 5:00am EST
morning, everybody. welcome to "early start" on this tuesday. good morning, christine. i'm alina cho. >> and i'm christine romans. good morning, everyone. at long last the stars may be aryaning on immigration reform, but it's so tricky that president obama is expected to issue few if any ultimatums in las vegas. eight sfenators, four from each party unveiled their step toward an agreement. conservatives aren't happy with it rerks jekting it as a form of amnesty. lawmakers are said to be working on a plan of their own. white house correspondent brianna keilar is looking at it. >> reporter: in 2011 president obama went to the border town of el paso to press for comprehensive immigration reform. >> out of many, one. we define ourselves as a nation of immigrants. >> reporter: that went nowhere. now in a second term, the president is trying it again, heading to las vegas today to push for border security, a verification system for workers and punishment if they don't and the most significant and controversial part of the president's plan, a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigran
Jan 1, 2013 6:00am PST
're covering all the angles of this story as it unfolds, brianna keilar at the us what, christine romans breaks down the numbers and alison kosik is getting an earful from americans inside a new york diner, let's bring with brianna. does the white house expect the house of representatives to take up this measure today and do they think it's going to pass? >> reporter: they certainly think or they're prepared for that and obviously that's the hope, they want -- the president said yesterday or i would say overnight in a statement he wants the house to act without delay. there's a couple of possibilities here, though, joe. first off speaker boehner needs to take the deal that was struck and passed in the senate and needs to see where his house republicans stand on this. of course i think the expectation is that if he were to put it to a vote in the house it would pass, there would be democratic support for it and there would also be some republican support. the question, is there enough republican support as it is right now to just put it up for a vote. republicans may look at it and say we want t
Jan 3, 2013 2:00am PST
for being with us. i'm zoraida sambolin. >> i'm christine romans. it's 5:00 a.m. in the east. >> newtown, connecticut this morning, backpacks are being filled with books, tiny teeth are being brushed, and the students of sandy hook elementary school are preparing to return to class for the first time since a gunman took 20 of their friends and their innocence as well. debra feyerick is near the new sandy hook school. it's in monroe, connecticut. hour is everybody faring there? >> you know, it's a very tough day. you know, people are ready. they're as ready as they'll ever be after a tragedy like this. they want to resume the normal rhythm of their lives. they want to go to class, to work to sports events. they want to get back into the routine. normal will really be the word of the day. that's one of the reasons we're a couple miles from the school. the last thing officials want is a huge media presence around that building while these children are getting off the school bus. they want it to be a new school, a new adventure. we spoke with several parts an their kids. >> reporter: ben and
Jan 4, 2013 2:00am PST
sambolin. >> i'm christine romans. it's 5:00 a.m. in the east. >> we begin this morning with a snowy mess in west texas. conditions are so bad that large portions of interstate 10 between el paso and ft. stockton were closed overnight. do they really get a lot of snow? they've gotten record snow in that area. >> you're absolutely right. it was really the spaghetti bowl on i-10. the biggest problem where were the icy bridges and overpasses. that's what closed portions of the road. those roads have since been reopened. now, el paso picked up 2.9 inches. believe it or not, it's not out of the question to get snow in el paso. average snow for the year is 4.8. last year they got 3.1. el paso this year has had twice the amount of snow as chicago. so they've certainly gotten a lot, but it is definitely not out of the question or out of the ordinary, but they are waking up to a snowy scene. all the government buildings, schools all closed yesterday. half day today. take a look at some other areas around the region. in new mexico, picking up about 6. there's el paso again. it was a record for the
Jan 8, 2013 10:00pm PST
. cbs 5 recorder christin ayers on how one of them was eventually stabbed to death. >> reporter: it began as a break in at this pittsburgh apartment and ended in bloodshed. >> i saw there was probably like 5, 6, 7 police officers there and they were taking a body out of there on a gunny. >> reporter: neighbors say it's rare to hear about burglaries at this complex. the man who lived here heard something strange at his door. >> the resident who was home alone heard what he describes as someone manipulating the front doorknob. >> reporter: the suspected burglar, a 54-year-old convicted criminal was carrying a fake gun. he probably never expected to run into a resident armed with a real gun. >> he retrieves a loaded firearm. by the time he makes it back to the front door he is confronted by the suspect who is now inside of his house. >> reporter: authorities say a struggle followed during which both men lost their guns. the homeowner scrambled for a knife. >> fatally stabbed the suspect in the neck. >> reporter: a killing that has shaken this small apartment community. >> this has
Dec 31, 2012 11:00pm PST
this new year's to be a repeat of last year. christin ayers says police have a two-word message for partyers. no guns. >> we thought we were in a fire zone. >> reporter: john is talking about the sound of automatic celebratory gunfire every new year's eve. this year, he has a plan. >> i will be going in four hours before the gunfire starts. >> reporter: the new year's eve gunfire is documented in youtube videos, year after year. >> happy new year and happy holidays! >> reporter: this video shows a shooter who claims to be in east oakland, firing round after round from what appears to be a shotgun. but oakland police chief howard jordan insists this year will be different. >> we actually have a team of officer dedicated solely to respond to gunfire call in the city tonight. >> reporter: officers are using enhanced shot spotter technology, a system that records the sound and location of gunfire and sends the information directly to an officer's patrol car laptop. >> we are going to be out there. we are going to be watching you. >> people are going to do what they're going to do, r
Jan 9, 2013 11:00pm PST
. christin ayers back where she was last night at that apartment complex in pittsburg. christin, what's the latest? >> reporter: well, this story has definitely taken a bizarre twist. when this all happened yesterday, it sounded pretty straightforward. police told us a man stabbed an intruder who was breaking into his home. today police are saying there is indeed a twist, that the entire break-in was orchestrated by the burglar victim's wife. >> our victim was targeted by his wife. >> reporter: pittsburg police say charmaine guerrero taijeron wanted her husband to move out of the apartment she shared with him. but he wouldn't. so she enlisted the man she was cheating with, matt parker, his brother charles, and two other men to intimidate her husband. >> she plotted the burglar with her boyfriend in an either to scare him and persuade him into leaving the residence. >> reporter: after two weeks of planning, yesterday morning, charles parker, salgado and lindsey used the keys to get into the house. they may have had plans to try to steal marijuana th
Jan 11, 2013 1:35am PST
. and it's not snowing where christin is, but you can definitely see your breath. >> reporter: it's going to get down to 27 overnight. that's enough to keep people off the streets tonight in livermore and seeking shelter inside. it is freezing out here. in livermore, the gloves are on. >> i am all bundled up, yes. i've got my mittens, the uggs. >> reporter: and so are the hats and winter coats. >> i've got a jacket and, you know, two shirts and t-shirts. >> reporter: for a cold snap that is stuck in the tri- valleys. people here are feeling the freeze. this woman told us it was too chilly to breathe even one block on foot. >> i went one block to i could go to a restaurant, because i'm freezing. >> seems to be colder than last year. >> i think it has something to do with there's not a lot of precipitation in the air. >> reporter: they're right about one thing. this is unseasonable cold for the bay area. but it's not so cold yet that it kept people at livermore's ale house from dining tonight. the cold is all relative. >> this is northern calif
Jan 1, 2013 8:00am PST
, working often. i want to bring in our business correspondent christine romans. you also don't get any days off. if you can, for people who are out there who hear the reporting nonstop about line by line, just boil it down. who gets hit first with anything that could be hitting us. >> unemployment benefits. this is the first thing people will feel for the 2 million people whose last check they worried would be december 29th. there's another extension in there. and then another million people who will be running out of state benefits, that's the first people who will feel something. people who get their unemployment checks. >> who gets hit hardest? >> everyone. the majority of 160 million workers because the payroll tax holiday. this was not included in the deal. even though taxes for the majority of americans are not going to rise, your pay chex for the majority of americans are going to go down. those things will happen at the same time. the payroll tax rate will rise. it was always meant to be a holiday. it was meant to be temporary. it looks like it's gone away and that means that money
Jan 7, 2013 12:00am EST
to christine lagarde, you have available to use some of the best names on the planet, which will help you to overcome crisis. however, my presence here today is an opportunity to thank you for your generosity and for your solidarity and to recall that no country can find its way out of poverty simply by handouts and charity. certainly, haiti still needs your assistance, but the haitians, what they need is productive work. they need to trade, and they need direct investment. haiti is that the doors of the americas. america is fighting its way back to growth, and south america which did not have a crisis and has continued its growth. haiti plays a strategic platform hub. it is an area that is conducive to investment. it is a jumping off point for companies to participate in the big construction of our country and where they can reach out to the rest of the region. we need airports. we need roads. we need electricity generation and hotels. we have fertile soil, and we can easily begin to feed our population again and to export our products. 80 is a climate and is also blessed with geography,
Jan 21, 2013 5:00am PST
from our very own christin ayers in washington and during the the 5 and 6 newscast this evening. and cbs news will provide live coverage of the festivities beginning at 7 this morning on cbs 5 and will run until about 1 in the afternoon. by the way, there will be no new newscasts today. the latest news is always on our web site, >>> beyonce busy, she has the inauguration, couple weeks she has the super bowl. >> busy lady. >> and it's a beautiful day. >>> and we have to enjoy it. we're starting to see changes in the not too distant future. cooler weather on the way. for today let's enjoy the sunshine under high pressure. that ridge is sliding to the east. those clouds gathering somewhat close to the coastline. it will l be another day before we start to to see those move on shore. some 20s and 30s in the valley but check out pacifica. 52 degrees. seeing a good breeze and that's enough to mix the summary and keep the temperatures warmer. 67 degrees in morgan hill. 66 in couperrer tee know and 66 in -- kupertino. should be a gorgeous
Jan 21, 2013 6:00pm PST
with the first lady. cbs 5's christin ayers is in washington, d.c. >> reporter: here at the ball things are if full swing. you saw pictures of the president and mrs. of bay area mall having a dance. they will do the same thing at the inaugural ball. a history making day that left some residents we spoke to speechless. >> president obama took the oath for his second term standing in front of the capital. >> i sol recommendly swear. >> he placed his hand on two bible. one belonging to abraham lincoln and the other to dr. king. >> it is our generation's task to carry on what those pioneers began? in his inaugural address the president gave vision. >> we are true to our creed when a little girl born into poverty knows she has the same chance to succeed as might be else. >> he touched on taxes, gun control and immigration. he urged cooperation in washington. >> congress requires us to act in our time. >> after the ceremony the president turned to take one last look at the view. later he signed documents nominating his cabinet members. senator majority
Jan 12, 2013 5:00pm PST
thing about the -- a couple of things about the diesel fuel, christine brings a great thing about where your fire house is located but what are our practices in the fire house, and are your extractors plugged in when the rigs are on or they're plugged in and blowing into the apparatus floor and with some of our standing orders with the ambulances, i know for sure they're supposed to stay on all the time at a scene, you're at a house in an hour and your rig is supposed to be on outside, that's addressing some of those policies within our department, it's like, well, we're told you have to leave the rig running to keep the power up or something, well, come on now, you know, can't that not be changed a little bit, so i think that that is, you know, it's the diesel fuel we know is something cancer-causing, the other thing that came up with me is not a question but a comment with fire houses that i know and just starting to look and there's been some talk in our department, why do we have cell towers on our fire houses and there are some fire houses that have them and they're in places wher
Jan 28, 2013 6:00pm EST
. >>> lawmakers in maryland are -- christine jones died this weekend after her house caught fire in temple hills on friday. tracee wilkins has more on her legacy. >> god makes no mistakes, and i guess hi decided he wanted to take her, but it was shocking to me. >> reporter: christine jones belonged to a distinguished group who could call themselves firsts. >> imcame to prince georges in 65. christine came to prince georges in '66. >> reporter: floyd wilson was the first african-american to sit on the council, and worked closely with jones. >> we formulated a democratic ticket, and christine was on that ticket with us. >> reporter: in 1982, jones was the first african-american woman for prince george's county elected to the maryland general assembly. she would go on to serve as assistant majority floor leader, also the first female chair of the legislate i have black caucus of maryland president she served three terms. >> it wasn't easy, but she had a lot of undergirding. there were people supporting her 100%. >> reporter: originally from a small segregated town in texas, jones was an educator, b
Jan 9, 2013 3:00pm PST
, chuck hagel should change this culture of sexual violence in the ranks. and "the war room"'s christine pelosi has advice on how we should do this. christine thanks for coming back on this very sensitive issue. if he does get the nomination what should he do to change the culture inside of the defense department? >> i think before chuck hagel is nominated, when he goes on his courtesy visits to the senator. he should meet with senator who have been working with survivors of military rape. including those women featured in the movie called "the invisible war." and it details these women -- very courageous stories and how they were not believed by the military and how they are getting problems having their va claims filled and the sexual trauma. already since that movie came out there has been some changes. barber boxer made it an end to the waivers they used to have for people convicted of sexual assault. now if you are convicted of sexual assault you cannot enter the military. it ends the prohibition on coverage for abortion for military rape cases. hagel voted aga
Jan 25, 2013 4:00am PST
everywhere, thank you. thank you for letting j.j. am rabz direct this. >> christine and i are very happy for you. >> don't pretend are you not excited. >> so excited. but like 20th on my list. not number one as it is for you. let's turn and get back to what we were talking about this morning. senator feinstein's new bill, that she herself is acknowledging likely to face a stiff battle. richard feldman, president of the independent firearms owners association. also author of "ricco che"ricoc confessions of a gun lobbyist. >> good morning. >> what do you not like about what the senator proposed? what doesn't work for you about another assault weapons ban? >> it really is the animal house approach to legislating policy. we outlawed these guns 20 years ago. it didn't work then. why by putting american gun owners on double-secret probation, will it have any different impact this time around? instead of focusing -- >> go ahead, sir. i'm sorry for interrupting. >> instead of focusing on the gun, we need to focus on the problem, which is always in whose hands are the guns? >> isn't there some ev
Jan 26, 2013 6:30am PST
'm christine romans. there are signals that we're finally reaching the end to the partisan divide in washington. imagine if we weren't focused on short-term crisis and washington could focus on big ideas. where would they begin? immigration reform, but probably not for the reasons you would think. emerging consensus on immigration. >> our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see america as a land of opportunity. >> for those of us who are born and raised in this country sometimes it's easy to forget how special america is. >> pathway to legal citizenship for illegal immigrants. >> the stars seem to be aaligned to get comprehensive reform on immigration. >> reporter: there was a moment like this in 2005. that moment passed by stereotypes remained. even now cartoons like "south park" articulate the fear some americans feel and reality shows like "border wars" show how far some will go for a shot at the american dream. it's up to this bunch to decide what immigration reform is. >> i'm personally insulted that anyone would use even
Jan 19, 2013 11:00pm PST
. the big topic today was gun control. christin ayers is in washington and she spoke with nancy pelosi and jean quan this evening. >>> a bloody end to the hostage drama in algeria today. algerian special forces stormed the gas plant where islamic militants were holding workers hostage. >> reporter: these hostages were able to escape from the gas plant before algerian special forces launched their final assault. state media reported that a number of foreign hostages survived, including at least four americans. but in the chaos, it's not yet possible to get the exact figures. u.s. military aircrafts evacuated some survivors to a nato air base. pictures of the siege showed gunmen rounding up hostages. this worker says terrorists told him you have nothing to do with this. you're algerians and muslims. we only want the foreigners. bob dudley said 14 of its 18 foreign employees at the plant were safe. >> we are not able to confirm the circumstances of four of our employees. tragically, we gravely fear we will be seeing fatalities from this group. >> re
Jan 29, 2013 4:00am PST
always heard you get what you pay for. >> i'm alina cho. >> i'm christine romans. >>> "starting point" with john berman and brooke baldwin starts right now. >> good morning, good to be with you on this tuesday. i'm brooke baldwin. >> i'm john berman. soledad is off this morning. starting point, immigration reform. hours away from president obama revealing his plan, and already one portion causing a lot of controversy. >>> also this is tough stuff to look at here. this x games star, oh, in the fight of his life after this crash. what happened that sent him careening down the mountain? >>> and an american mother, missing in turkey this morning, the woman's friends and family speaking out and stepping up their desperate search. >>> we're talking immigration reform with illinois senator dirk durbin, and tennessee congresswoman marsha blackburn, new jersey senator bob menendez. that coming up. and if you have seen the movie, director and screen writer of "silver linings playbook," david o. russell joining us. >> the "o" may stand for on the way to winning an oscar. "starting point" begins
Jan 25, 2013 4:00am EST
of italy -- trade in siena. and imf's christine legarde tells us that central bank stimulus is still needed. >> we have the central bank on the one hand which have done quite a lot, which have been the fireman, in a way. and you have the policymakers on the other hand particularly in the eurozone who have made some progress and need to keep the momentum. >> now, any minute now, we're expecting the results from germany's ifo institute. january business climate index survey is expected to rise to a reading of 103 from 102.4 in december. this, of course, follows an increase in expectations in the dew survey earlier this week. we've seen an increase in the pmi surveys for germany over the last couple of months. as the german economy particularly looking to climb out of its contraction in the fourth quarter, we're waiting on the ifo senior va to tell us whether sentiment broadly speaking is picking up in line with that development. now here we're getting the survey. it would thou be ifo expectations index, this on reuters. it's higher than expected, 100.5 versus 99. the overall index looks like
Jan 11, 2013 2:00am PST
to date. christine romans with our top stories. >>> nasty flu bug spreading across the country reaching now epidemic levels according to one of the nation's leading disease fighters, but cnn's elizabeth cohen is learning the flu is falling off in some places where it started. the latest numbers do yue out t morning show 21 levels with high levels, compared with 29 states with high levels the week before. >>> good news for some parents wanting to adopt russian children. a law banning americans from adopting russian children will not be put into place for one year. that means some adoptions can proceed now, giving families so close new hope. >>> a happy update to a story we've been following, those dozen killer whales stuck under sea ice sharing one shrinking breathing hole. they have escaped into canada's hudson bay. winds reportedly shifted overnight moving the ice away from the coast and opening up the water. had that breathing hole frozen over, these whales would have died likely. that's such good news. they were taking turns coming up for air on this shrinking hole. >> was awful to w
Jan 17, 2013 2:00am PST
. christine is here with the headlines. >>> americans and other foreign nationals becoing held hostage algeria. islamic militants targeted a gas field targeting foreign officials there. several hostages were seized, including americans. 30 algerians taken hostage have managed to escape. >>> an american soldier accused of murdering 16 afghan civilians, 9 of them children, he is set to be arraigned today. a defense attorney says staff sergeant robert bales will plead not guilty. he is being held at a base in washington state. bales allegedly murdered the civilians in a nighttime raid last march. >>> the world awaits oprah winfrey's one-on-one with lance armstrong tonight. it's widely reported he will admit to doping but what else will he say? the interview has not aired, but the damage control is underway. a source telling us that armstrong is already in talks to return some of his endorsement money. >>> a northern california man facing a $14,000 property tax bill, paid his tab in rolls of coin. stacks of dollar bills. larry casper said he tried to pay half his bill weeks ago but the county woul
Jan 28, 2013 2:00am PST
, why all of the love? good morning, welcome to early state. i'm christine rom yans. >> and i'm john berman. it's january 28th it's monday. we'll begin with that developing story out of brazil. deadly chaos at a nightclub. early yesterday morning. killing a staggering 233 people. many of them college students celebrating their last weekend of summer break. it happened at kiss nightclub in santa maria. recovery workers now say they're hearing the eerie sound of ring tones. we're in santa maria with the latest. >> reporter: smoke filled the air when the first firefighters entered the nightclub. where shirtless men were already trying to rescue some of the injured. emergency vehicles arrived not realizing the extent of the tragedy they faced. chaos and terror among survivors and the body of victims all around. the fire broke out at about 2:00 in the morning at a nightclub called kiss in santa maria in bra sail's southern most state. the club was packed with some 2,000 people, twice its legal capacity according to officials >> translator: people who were inside the facility when they cam
Jan 7, 2013 2:00am PST
somebody insane. 15 minutes past the hour. here's christine romans with our top stories. >>> good morning day morning. chuck hagel is president obama's likely choice to be the next secretary of defense. even knthough hagel is a republican, republicans are challenging the pick, questioning his unwillingness to back sanctions against iran. >>> hillary clinton heads back to work this morning. the secretary of state was discharged from a new york hospital on wednesday. this will be her first day back on the job since being side lined by an illness, a concussion, and a blood clot. she has meetings first thing this morning with her assistant secretary of state and after a full day of meetings tomorrow, she'll be greeting afghan president hamid karzai when he visits washington friday. >>> shell oil says that drilling rig that ran aground across the coast of southern alaska is ready to be towed away today. recovery could begin today. there's no signs of any oil league. the rig was being towed back home when it ran aground about a week ago. >>> it was horror over "hobbit" this weekend. "texas chai
Jan 1, 2013 9:00am PST
following this, every single move. dana bash on capitol hill, jessica yellin at the white house, christine romans live from new york and alison kosik in new york, hearing from folks in a diner. dana, you were up really late into the night, early into the morning here, there is more business to be done and we know at this hour involves the vice president. he's going to be meeting with democrats, house democrats. what do we expect will come interest that meeting? when do we think we'll get something from the house side? >> reporter: well, first of all, right, in 15 minutes the vice president is going to be here on capitol hill to meet with his fellow democrats, in or to sell the deal that he cut. he's going to try to convince particularly the more liberal members of the caucus, that they should vote for this. and that is a concern because talking to senior democratic lawmaker who knows kind of the atmospheric inside, they could lose 30 members of the liberal caucus. that's an important meeting. even more important meeting going to happen 45 minutes later, an hour from now, house republicans
Jan 29, 2013 7:00am EST
. >> before we talk to him, let's bring in christine romans with the day's top stories. good morning. >> good morning to both of you. a wave of protests despite mohamed morsi's 30-day curfew. they took to the streets in cairo and cities along the suez canal where they attempted to storm a prison. at least 45 people, including civilians and soldiers have been killed in egypt over the past few days in separate clashes. our ben wedeman live in cairo. ben, what are protesters demanding? >> a variety of demands, some are unhappy with the constitution. that was implemented in the beginning of december. some are protesting against 21 people sentenced to death for their alleged involvement in soccer riots a year ago. and many people are simply unhappy with the rule of mohamed morsi, who, of course, is backed by the muslim brotherhood. clashes have resumed in central cairo. really, the focus, in cities along the suez canal where the 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. curfew has been implemented for the next 30 days. we see that most people in the cities, simply are not obeying the curfew. >> ben wedeman in cairo
Jan 3, 2013 6:00am PST
christine romans is in new york to break down the numbers. take us inside this report, why the increase? >> let's take a look first at the overall picture here. we have seen jobless claims edging down for almost three years now, after the very, very peak of all those jobless claims in the financial crisis, so the trend is still moving in the right direction here, victor, but did you have a little bit of an increase, 10,000 to 372,000, those are first time filers for unemployment benefits insurance. now, let me give you another gauge we got today, the adp payroll report, private payroll service, cut the paychecks for a lot of different businesses. they found in december, private payrolls in this country grew 215,000. victor, that's stronger than expected, and they say in november it was stronger as well so mark zandi, who analyzes and contributes to that adp report, he said it looks like last year, december ended on a strong note for the american jobs market despite all that fiscal cliff nonsense, especially medium sized companies, companies that have more than 50 employees had to step u
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